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Sacred Heart funds 95% of qualifying families’ demonstrated need. Tuition Assistance scenarios are based on the 2016-17 tuition and activity fee. Incidental fees are outlined on our Tuition page. Additional tuition assistance is offered for many of these fees, including all school trips.

Tuition Assistance Scenarios

The following examples illustrate the variety of families who apply for Tuition Assistance at Sacred Heart. Please note that both before- and after-school care is available to families at no extra charge.

FAMILY 1

An applicant for 7th grade lives with her single parent. The family income is $36,000. The family does not own a home and currently has no savings.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $19,782
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $18,793


Expected family contribution: $989


FAMILY 2

An applicant for Kindergarten lives with his preschool age sister and parents. Both parents work full-time. The family income is just over $60,000. The family has $15,000 in savings and does not own a home. The family has started saving towards retirement.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $19,782
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $18,793


Expected family contribution: $989


FAMILY 3

An applicant for Kindergarten lives with his parents and preschool age sister. Both parents are employed, but one parent works part-time to be home with their pre-school age child on some days while the child attends pre-school on the other days. Their annual income is $199,000. While they have investments and savings of $40,000 they also have student loan debt of $75,000. They own their home and have no other assets.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $19,782
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $5,915


Expected family contribution: $13,867


FAMILY 4

An applicant for 3rd grade lives with her high school age brother and parents. Combined family income is $185,000. Her brother attends a tuition-charging high school. The family owns their home and has been able to invest more than $500,000 into their retirement savings over time.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $19,782
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $6,748


Expected family contribution: $13,034


FAMILY 5

An applicant for 2nd grade lives with her preschool age sister and parents. Mom works full-time, and dad works part-time and cares for their pre-school age daughter. The combined family income is $119,000. They have limited savings as they recently bought a new home and are paying off college loans.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $19,782
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $10,859


Expected family contribution: $8,923


FAMILY 6

Applicants for 4th and 6th grade live with their parents and two other siblings – one toddler and one in a tuition charging high school. The family income is $300,000. The family owns a home and has assets including savings and investments totaling close to $570,000. This family also has significant unusual expenses*.

Student applicant 4th Grade

Tuition and Activity Fee: $19,782
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $5,108
Expected Family Contribution: $14,674

Student applicant 6th Grade

Tuition and Activity Fee: $19,782 Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $5,108
Expected family contribution: $14,674


FAMILY 7

Applicants for Kindergarten and 2nd grade live with their parents and older sister who is in a tuition-charging high school. The family income is $500,000. The family owns a home and has assets including savings and investments totaling close to $600,000.

Tuition and Activity Fee: $19,782
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $0


Expected family contribution for each child: $19,782


*Unusual expense can include, but are not limited to: uninsured natural disaster, legal fees, nursing home/assisted living care, special costs for a child with a physical, developmental, or other diagnosed challenges.

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